Common Good Property

Closed 13 Dec 2018

Opened 13 Sep 2018


'Common good' in Clackmannanshire is property which has been passed down to Clackmannanshire Council, through local government re-organisation, from our former burghs who would either have received it as a gift or purchased it.  It refers to

  • land and buildings
  • items such as furniture and art
  • funds

Clackmannanshire's former burghs are Alloa, Alva, Dollar and Tillicoultry.

Some of what Clackmannanshire Council acquired from our former burghs was acquired through statutory powers and, where this is the case, the property is no longer defined as common good.


Why We Are Consulting

Over time, and because of re-organisations of local government in recent decades, there are different perceptions of what still remains common good in Clackmannanshire. 

We wish to establish, through consultation with our communities, a register of common good property which makes it clear to the people of Clackmannanshire what property is defined in our county as common good.

In consulting on the property to be included in our Common Good Register, Clackmannanshire Council is fulfilling its duty under Section 102 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

This consultation aims only to compile as accurate a register as possible of common good property in Clackmannanshire.  It does not aim to define or re-define 'common good' as a term.

What Happens Next

Once we have considered the consultation responses and investigated suggestions, we will consider publish our response on this site within 6 months of the end of this consultation.


  • All Areas


  • Businesses
  • Community groups
  • Faith groups
  • Sport clubs
  • Staff
  • Voluntary organisations
  • All individuals


  • Voluntary and community sector